Lem Ward early carving original paint Ward Brothers. $2,400.00. The Ward brothers, Lemuel T. Ward (1897–1984) and Steven W. Ward (1895–1976) became famous for their wooden wildfowl carvings. In November 2006, a Ward Brothers goldeneye drake decoy sold for US$109,250. This is identified on the bottom as having been done by Lem Ward as a boy ,about 100 years old Original paint.